Emily Paige Wilson


History is a string of people
entering where they don’t belong.

All villages settle into misspellings,
into mile markers on maps.

Homesickness is an upset nest,
warm and empty as the sunset.

“Haunt” is derived from a word
meaning “to bring home.”

Somehow I feel my bones
already told me this long ago.

Emily Paige Wilson would be an elephant in a forest because, honestly, she'd just really like to be an elephant anywhere. She'd be an elephant in a forest listening to Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" and would think the song is about her. Follow her @Emmy_Golightly.